Weekly Quiz – Week 2

We hope you are all keeping well and enjoyed the first part of our weekly quiz and were able to answer the questions on both the Highway Code and Roadcraft. You can find the answers to last week’s questions at the bottom of this page.

This week we are continuing our eight-week club quiz, with another 10 questions to test both your Highway Code and Roadcraft knowledge.

Here are the 10 questions for Week 2 – Good Luck.

Highway Code

  1. The H/C states that it is permissible to leave the engine running if the vehicle is stationary and for what other reason?
  2. The overall stopping distance consists of two elements – what are they?
  3. How does a hazard line differ in appearance from a standard lane marking?
  4. Where on a road would you find the following reflective road studs
    • White
    • Red
    • Amber
    • Green
    • Green and yellow
  5. Holders of non- European Community licences who are now resident in the UK may only drive on that licence for what period.

Roadcraft

  1. What constitutes a hazard?
  2. How does the system of car control help you to deal with hazards?
  3. Roadcraft suggests that there are three types (or categories) of hazard. What are they?
  4. Since hazards usually come more than one at once, what factors should be taken into account on approaching them?
  5. Advanced driving requires a driving plan to meet the unfolding situation.
  6. Roadcraft identifies five things to consider in making a driving plan. What are they?

Answers to last week’s questions (Week 1)

*Ref:  www.gov.uk Highway Code updated 2019
**Ref: Roadcraft: The Polce Driver’s Handbook 2013 edition

Highway Code

  1. Treat as two separate crossings (Rule 20)*
  2. 35 microgrammes (Rule 95)*
  3. CUR reg 100 & MV(DL)R [Regulation 43] (Rule 98)*
  4. To emphasis or reinforce your signal when necessary (Rule 103)*
  5. To deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to the road users behind until the traffic moves again. (Rule 114)*

Roadcraft

  1. Information, which is taken, used and given (acronym: TUG)
    TAKE: look (don’t glance) all around the car and use the mirrors; don’t forget that sound and smell are also sources of information
    USE: use the information you have gain to make your driving plan
    GIVE: give a clear signal in good time if it could help other road users; always consider a signal (after checking the mirrors) if you are considering changing speed (braking) or direction (Roadcraft pages 27-29)**
  2. Position, speed, gear, acceleration. Remember that these should be taken in sequence (29)**
  3. Re-enter the phases of the system(Roadcraft page 30)**
  4. Not entirely. Modern gearboxes are very sophisticated, but they work from the car’s speed; they cannot see bends ahead and on winding roads, you may want to select a gear which you want to retain.(Roadcraft pages 100-103)**
  5. Range of Signals:
    • indicators
    • hazard warning lights
    • brake lights
    • headlights
    • position of your vehicle
    • horn signals
    • arm signals
    • courtesy signals (for example, raising a hand to thank another driver)(Roadcraft page 146)**